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Can I Get a Service Animal if I am a Renter?

Who is covered by the “service animal” law? The law applies to people with disabilities. If you have a physical or mental impairment which interferes with a major life activity and which is expected to last six months or more, you have a disability.  This includes people: with a record or history of such an impairment or who are perceived as having such an impairment.  In addition, the Maine state law more...

Get a Refund on Your Property Taxes or Rent

Tax credits for people with low incomes who own their own homes or pay rent. more...

Public Housing: Some Frequently Asked Questions

Caution: This information applies to you only if you live in HUD-subsidized public housing. Examples in Maine are Cape Hart in Bangor, Kennedy Park in Portland, and Hillvi more...

Rights of Tenants: Cable TV, Dishes and Antennas

en español If I live in an apartment building, can my landlord stop me from getting cable TV, a satellite dish or an antenna? Generally, no. Your landlord can refuse to allow these installations only if he has "good cause" to deny that particular company. "Good cause" could be: more...

Rights of Tenants: Heat and Utility Charges for Common Areas

en español Can the landlord make me pay for heat and utilities outside of my apartment? If you live in an apartment building, you may find out that you are paying for heat, lights, or other utilities for "common areas." This includes, for example, hallways, basements, or a common hot water heater or furnace. It is i more...

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